Winterfest

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Saturday February 6
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: ​Newmarket's Riverwalk Commons ​/ Fairy Lake Park

Sunday, February 7 
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.​​
Location: Ray Twinney Recreation Complex

About Winterfest:
Celebrate winter at this annual festival that features two days of fun winter activities across Newmarket, hosted by the Town of Newmarket and supported by 35 community organizations. Try new activities, foods and enjoy live music. Admission is free, with a minimal fee for some activities, food and drinks. Food donations are appreciated. For a detailed schedule of events please read below. Submit to change without notice. 

Download the Winterfest 2016 map

​​Saturday, February 6:​

Newmarket Riverwalk Commons

Entertainment

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Ring toss and kids games, brought to you by the Newmarket Car Club 

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Jumbo hotdogs ($3), hot chocolate and water ($1), brought to you by the Newmarket Rotary Club

  • 11:30 am to Noon: Skating showcase by the Newmarket Skating Club on the Tim Horton's Skating and Water Feature​

  • 1 to 2 p.m.: Meet your local firefighters and touch a fire truck, brought to you by Central York Fire Services 

  • 1:30 to 2 p.m.: Skating showcase by Iced Energy Synchronized Skating

Stage Shows

  • 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.: Musical performance by Sydney Nicholson

  • 10:30​​ to 11:30 a.m.: Speaking of Wildlife presentation

  • Noon to 1 p.m.: "Frozen" interactive show with Olaf, Anna and Elsa presented by Fairyland Theatre

  • 1 to 1:30 p.m.: Caribbean Star, Fire Eater and Limbo

  • 2 to 2:45 p.m." Mad Science "Fire and Ice" show

Stage shows are sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Newmarket

Activities, giveaways, food, drinks and vendors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • ​Free skate at Tim Horton's Skating and Water Feature

  • Newmarket Ice Lounge, sponsored by Jay Miller

  • Safety Cone Sam giveaways (while supplies last)

  • Free hot apple cider (while supplies last), brought to you by the Kinsmen Club of Newmarket 

  • Popcorn ($2), cotton candy ($2), water/coffee/hot chocolate ($1) (while supplies last), brought to you by the Corinthian Masonic Lodge #481 

  • Community programs, brought to you by York Region Paramedic Services

  • Life 100.3

  • York Region Police

  • York Region Transit

  • Meet and greet with surprise costumed characters

  • Snow games such as snow paint, snowman and snow castle building, snowl (snow bowling), snow stompers, tug of war and snow disc golf (suitable for ages three and up, parent supervision required) (weather dependant)

Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Halls

Lions Hall 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 8 to 11 a.m.: Breakfast For A Buck ($1 per serving, pancakes, ham, juice, hot drink), brought to you by the Newmarket Lions Club

  • 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Pizza and pop ($3) and Girl Guide Cookies ($5), brought to you by the Newmarket Girl Guides

  • Noon to 3 p.m.: Lollipop Pull ($0.50), brought to you by The BASE Program

  • 1 to 3 p.m.: Family Bingo for $0.25/card, brought to you by The BASE Program

Lions Hall 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Hot drinks and snacks (prices vary), brought to you by Commons Coffee and Catering

  • Saree and Lishy clowns and balloon twists (10 a.m. to Noon & 1 to 3 p.m.)

  • Meet Sparky the fire dog and learn about fire prevention, brought to you by Central York Fire Services

  • LEAF: Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests

  • Newmarket Car Club

  • Newmarket Minor Softball Association

  • Newmarket Rotary Club

  • Newmarket Skating Club

  • York Curling Club

  • York North Basketball Association

  • York Region Environmental Services

  • YRT/Presto and VIVA Next

  • Children's crafts, ​sponsored by Sears Travel
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Hall 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Have fun at the Kids Zone (parent supervision required) with the following games, vendors and activities:

  • Candy guessing game, brought to you by the Children's Aid Society

  • Caroline's Caricatures

  • Costume characters

  • Face painting, ($3 suggested donation), brought to you by the St. John Ambulance Cadets                                    

  • Inflatable jumping castle (ages 3 to 8), sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Newmarket   

  • Inn from the Cold

  • Kids Activity, brought to you by Newmarket Food Pantry 

  • Main Street BIA, with promotional information bags

  • St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs                            

  • Valentine's crafts, colouring  and mural creations

  • Wintery crafts, donations support Inn From the Cold

​​​Front Lobby from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • First Aid Information provided by St. John Ambulance

  • Winterfest information booth, lost child center and lost  and found

Fairy Lake Park (W​ater St.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Activities:

  • 10 am to 1 p.m.: Treasure Hunting with a GPS (geocaching) - meet at pavilions, equipment provided, parent/guardian supervision required, instructor assisted.

  • 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Penguin slide game and ice fish pond game, sponsored by Kinsmen Club of Newmarket

  • ​10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Nine-hole mini golf, sponsored by Kinsmen Club of Newmarket

Activities, giveaways, food, drinks and vendors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:​

  • ​​Novelty photo boards (bring a camera for fun winter pictures)

  • Train rides on the Tim Horton's Express, owned and operated by the Town of Newmarket

  • Horse drawn wagon rides

  • First aid information, brought to you by St. John Ambulance

  • Community response vehicle and warming center, brought to you by the North Ridge Community Church the Salvation Army

  • Two slices of pizza and a pop or juice for $5, brought to you by A's Pizza Truck

  • Pony rides

  • Meet and greet with costumed characters

  • John's Chainsaw Carving Demonstration

  • Snowshoe​ing​ (weather dependent) 

​​​Ne​wmarket Public Library (438 Park Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Wii U gaming

  • Lego

  • Crafts

  • Games

  • Story time

Main Street Activities: 

 

Main Street

 

 

 

 

  • Winterfest specials being offered at participating restaurants, cafes and shops during the daytime.
  • Colouring contest, Good Vibes on Main (254 Main St. S.) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Chance to win a $30 gift card, with purchase during Winterfest. Nutmeg Bakeshop, (256 Main St. S.) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Free chocolate samples, British Imports at Sweets In Store (474 Timothy St.), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
  • Free hot chocolate for kids (with purchase of pizza slice), Econo Pizza (237 Main St. S.), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Free tour and historical activities, Elman W. Campbell Museum, (134 Main St. S.), 10 a.m.to 12 noon & 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free topping and 50% off of "Classic Milk Tea with Tapioca", The Fresh Tea Shop (262 Main St. S.)
  • Knitting demonstrations, Unwind Yarn House (232 Main St. S.), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mini manicures with hot cocoa $5, no appointment required. Free loot bags for first 6 guests when birthday party in spa is booked, Glama Gal Tween Spa (253 Main St. S.), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Oktoberfest sausage, garlic mashed potatoes, vegetables & selected beverage $10.99 The Maid's Cottage Restaurant (223 Main St. S.)
  • Winterfest special on books, Books Café & Things (208 Main St. S.), 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Winterfest special, "Halibut Fish Cakes & Chips" $9.99, CHIP+MALT (201 Main St. S.) 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ​

​​Sunday, February 7:

 

Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle St. W)​

Noon to 2 p.m.: Free skate (max 160 participants) Arena #1

2 to 4 p.m.: Free swim (max 296 participants)

For admission standards and parent/guardian ratios refer to the Recreation & Culture Guide.​

 

Support Newmarket's green initiatives by walking, carpooling or taking the bus YRT 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978). For up-to-date weather and/or cancellation details of Town-run outdoor events call 1-877-PLAY936 on the date of the event, 2 hours prior to the start time. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Subject to change. Contact the Town of Newmarket 905-895-5193.